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28 April 2016

Survey: Men's skin cancer knowledge lags behind women's

Skin cancer can affect anyone, regardless of age, race or gender. When it comes to skin cancer prevention and detection, however, it seems that men need to brush up on their knowledge.

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28 April 2016

Survey: Men's skin cancer knowledge lags behind women's

Skin cancer can affect anyone, regardless of age, race or gender. When it comes to skin cancer prevention and detection, however, it seems that men need to brush up on their knowledge.

14 April 2016

Dermatologists share tips for treating corns and calluses

Ever wonder what causes corns and calluses? According to dermatologists from the American Academy of Dermatology, these hard, thickened areas of skin form as a result of friction or pressure on the skin. In fact, they say, corns and calluses develop naturally to help protect the skin underneath them. 

14 April 2016

American Academy of Dermatology Annual Meeting draws more than 18,500 to D.C.

More than 18,500 people from 107 countries attended the American Academy of Dermatology’s 74th Annual Meeting, which ran from March 4-8 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington. 

12 April 2016

Suzanne Olbricht, MD, FAAD, to be next president-elect of the American Academy of Dermatology

Board-certified dermatologist Suzanne Olbricht, MD, FAAD, is named  president-elect of the American Academy of Dermatology (Academy), the world’s largest dermatologic society, which represents more than 18,000 physicians who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of skin, hair, and nail conditions. Dr. Olbricht also will hold this position for the American Academy of Dermatology Association. She will be installed as president-elect in March 2017 and hold the office of president for one year beginning in February 2018.

11 April 2016

American Academy of Dermatology Announces New Officers and Board Members

The American Academy of Dermatology (Academy) has announced the results of its annual election. The Academy’s new officers and board members will lead the world’s largest dermatologic society, which represents more than 18,000 physicians who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of skin, hair, and nail conditions. These officers and board members also will hold the same positions for the American Academy of Dermatology Association. All terms of office begin in March 2017.

08 March 2016

Abel Torres, MD, JD, FAAD, assumes Presidency of the American Academy of Dermatology

WASHINGTON, DC
(March 8, 2016) –

Abel Torres, MD, JD, FAAD, a Cleveland-based dermatologist and lawyer, took office today as president of the American Academy of Dermatology, the world’s largest dermatologic society, representing more than 18,000 physicians specializing in the diagnosis and medical, surgical and cosmetic treatment of skin, hair, and nail conditions. 

08 March 2016

American Academy of Dermatology installs new officers and board members

WASHINGTON (March 8, 2016) – Four new officers and five new members of its board of directors took office at the conclusion of the American Academy of Dermatology’s 74th Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.

08 March 2016

Dermatologists share tips to treat boils and styes

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. (March 8, 2016) —

04 March 2016

Be aware of who's providing your care

OVERVIEW
Thanks to the recent proliferation of websites and apps offering remote dermatologic consultations, patients may think they can receive quality care without ever leaving home. Not all of these teledermatology services offer the same standard of care, however, so patients should exercise caution when seeking such services. Fortunately, there are steps patients can take to evaluate dermatology websites and apps, allowing them to receive the best possible care while enjoying the benefits of a remote consultation.

 

04 March 2016

Specialized tests useful for melanoma diagnosis, treatment

OVERVIEW
Melanoma rates in the United States have doubled over the past two decades.1 Fortunately for patients, this increase in melanoma incidence has been accompanied by the development of more effective tools for diagnosis and treatment, including genetic and molecular testing. In certain cases, these tests can yield valuable information that helps dermatologists provide individualized care for their melanoma patients.